What Are Aftermarket Car Parts?
Aftermarket car parts are new (unused) car parts, but which are not manufactured by the car company that built the car or by its OEM. They were produced by third-party manufacturers who may have acquired the rights to the original pattern or who made their own design for the part to function just like the original.
Car parts under this category are generally cheaper than OEM and way much cheaper than genuine parts. Unfortunately, with their cheap price tags comes the general impression that they have questionable quality or that they are knockoffs. The quality of aftermarket parts, however, has markedly improved over the years. They’re not sold as originals, so it’s not fair to say that they’re knockoffs.
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